Entergy Mississippi Ready to Respond to Ida, Other Seasonal Storms

Company encourages residents and businesses to be storm ready
JACKSON, Mississippi – Entergy’s restoration workforce supported its communities through one of the most active hurricane seasons in history in 2020. The company is ready to respond again as needed as Ida threatens the northern U.S. Gulf Coast, during what forecasters predict will be another above-average hurricane season.
Entergy Mississippi is #StormReady and encourages residents and businesses to be as well. Hurricane season runs from June 1 until November 30 and there are predictions of above-normal activity.  August and September are typically the most active months. With many pandemic-related guidelines still in place, the time to prepare is now.
Along with standard storm preparations, Entergy employees continue navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic by taking additional safety steps. These include adjusting office settings and crew staging locations, and increasing the use of drones to help team members maintain social distancing. Due to these additional safety measures employees and contractors must take, restoration times may be extended, especially if there are widespread outages. But despite these potential challenges, Entergy remains committed to restoring power quickly and, above all, safely.
Stay Prepared!
Monitoring severe weather threats is a full-time job, 24/7, 365 days a year. When severe weather threatens, Entergy uses forecasts and computer models based on experience with previous storms to predict an estimated number and duration of outages that could occur. Based on those estimates, the company calls on restoration workers from around the country to safely get customers’ power back on as quickly as possible.
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